Physician -Section Chief Hospitalist

Department of Veterans Affairs
Shreveport, Louisiana
Closing date
Aug 27, 2024

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Hospital Medicine (MD)
Full Time
Position Type

Physician - Section Chief Hospitalist

The Section Chief - Hospitalist duties involve administration and patient care on both non-teaching and teaching services, in addition to leading and/or supporting a range of facility performance measures to optimize employee engagement, patient experience, and patient outcomes.

  • Serves as Section Chief of Hospital Medicine for the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, providing leadership and guidance to assigned clinical and administrative staff, complying with Medical Center policies and the Medical Staff bylaws.
  • Provides direct patient care in an inpatient setting.
  • Observes patient responses, testing procedures, use of equipment and review of patient records.
  • Thoroughly documents examinations and histories using appropriate programs and forms.
  • Provides education to other physicians and healthcare professionals regarding medical disorders and their treatments.
  • Provides education, supervision, and mentoring to medical students and residents in medical disorders and their treatments.
  • Participates in special duties as assigned by the Chief of Staff or Chief of Medicine, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.
  • Participates in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
  • Attends Medical Staff meetings and serves on Medical Staff committees, as assigned.
  • Completes all medical records (including discharge summaries) in accordance with Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 PM. On-call coverage: as needed, with schedule adjustment.


VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.

Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus)/Relocation Incentive: Authorized; may be approved for highly qualified candidate.
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized:
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

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